Mar 19, 2012

Holly Deshields Joins McGuireWoods Consulting


"We're very excited to have Holly join our growing team in Austin," said Saenz. "Working with Senator Jackson and the state legislature for the past 12 years, Holly possesses a keen understanding of the legislative process and her relationships with key decision-makers will only help our team advance clients’ agendas."
Prior to joining McGuireWoods Consulting, Ms. Deshields most recently served as chief of staff to the office of Texas State Senator Mike Jackson. In that position she was responsible for supervising the staff and operations in the senator's Capitol and district offices and the Senate Committee on Economic Development. She also served as the liaison for legislative and executive offices, state agencies, lobbyists and media.
Ms. Deshields has also held numerous other positions within Senator Jackson’s office over the past 12 years prior to her appointment as chief of staff. She also served as senior policy advisor, committee clerk, legislative aide and administrative assistant.
Founded in 1998, McGuireWoods Consulting LLC is a full-service public affairs firm offering government relations, multistate strategies, strategic communications & grassroots, and infrastructure and economic development services. McGuireWoods Consulting is a subsidiary of McGuireWoods LLP and in 2010 was ranked in the Top 20 of The National Law Journal's "The Influence 50," an annual report of the top public affairs firms in Washington, D.C. McGuireWoods Consulting has offices in Washington, D.C., Richmond, Virginia, McLean, Virginia, Atlanta, Chicago, Raleigh, North Carolina, Columbia, South Carolina, Springfield, Illinois, and Bucharest, Romania.  For more information, visit McGuireWoods Consulting’s website at